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Postwar: A History of Europe Since by Tony Judt

Censorship of literature and exile of authors in Central Europe and the tragedy of communist totalitarianism. Sixty years later, at the end of the twentieth century, almost everything else has been recovered or rebuilt. Judt’s writings on the experience of Communist rule by Eastern Europeans are moving. A couple of minor criticisms. The coverage given to eastern Europe contrasts with the situation in the west – an advantage which earlier pre histories can’t offer.

It has only been a few decades since a veritable apocalypse engulfed the European continent, and, by extension, much of the world. The problem, he began to believe, was that this view was “remarkably unconscious of the people who had been kicked out of the country and were suffering in refugee camps to make this fantasy possible.

The anti-Vietnam war public activists. Born inTony Judt was raised in the East End of London by a mother whose parents had immigrated from Russia and a Belgian father who descended from a line of Lithuanian rabbis. For me they were usually the former. Existing governments were swept aside by occupational governments followed often by partisan groups seeking revenge on collaborators.


Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

Return to Book Page. It is interesting to a non European reader like myself because I have always seen America as standing for a concrete set of ideals or an idea you could hold on to, Judt’s narrative concludes that neither America nor China could uudt end up universal ideas, but Europe — with its social democracy, its mix of capitalism and welfare, ultimately founded on respect for human rights — can.


Maybe there should have been more on Vatican II the treatment of religion is not a strong point and less on CAMRA the UK campaign for real ale, ie traditionally brewed beer, as opposed to Lager style beers and with a book of such ambitious scope you can always question the distribution of space but on the whole – there is a want of a conception demonstrated in this, a big Braudelian vision of the direction of travel over this period, and so one can only wonder what is the historical significance of CAMRA for examplewhat does it tell us about modern Britain, and how does it fit into a history of postwar Europe, and why is it worth mentioning?

World War II never really ended: Have a look at the chapter named “The Age of Affluence”. Europe did nothing as ethnic cleansing took thousands of lives. It really is difficult to convey, in the space of a review, the extraordinary range of Judt’s knowledge of this tumultuous and historic epoch of our recent past. Especially during the first period, the disposition of the borders between those three was absolutely central.

The possible reawakening today of bellicose partisan sentiments, in large part due to avoidable failures by governing technocrats, bodes ill, as those with a serviceable memory of European history can attest. Judt provides the tools to put things together, both geographically and chronologically. Stalin erred in this as the less confrontational approach of accepting the Marshall plan might have bolstered his case with the West to establish a weak neutral unified Germany which he might have eventually controlled entirely.


But during the aftermath of the war, Judt’s belief in the Zionist enterprise began to unravel. Two things in the seventies changed East-West relations. The harsh Soviet putdown of the Hungarian revolt forever changed perceptions of Soviet communism further alienating the general population in East Europe and bringing a final precipitous decline in party memberships in the West.

View all 3 comments. Although he’s okay on the cultural aspects of the 60s and 70s, he pretty much stops paying attention to literature, film postgueera popular music in the last half of the book.

And in the end juxt historical work inevitably becomes more of an essay which results in rather ambiguous points of view, like on the European Union. That’s serious change in my book. European agriculture was unable to meet the most basic needs. These, often tied to now-discredited ideas of History as a determinative force, had made possible the descent of an entire continent. The sections I listened to are, of course, very impressive, and cover the s and ‘s, up to the death of Stalin.

Italian workers who like their French counterparts had no say in their working conditions also began a series of strikes. Posgtuerra did their part by deciding that strong welfare protections were insurance against upheaval noting how many peasants and unemployed had been recruited by fascists and communists in the past and thus worked cautiously and anxiously to ensure that the seeds for chaos would not be planted once more.

Continuity with the past was broken.